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Adrian-Garcia-240x300Adrian Garcia of Margate, Florida was arrested on January 17 for his alleged involvement in a child pornography investigation.

Garcia, 27, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of using a computer to entice a minor. He is being held on $44,000 and has yet to bond out of jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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James-Anthony-Abravaya-226x300James Anthony Abravaya of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on January 18 after police discovered thousands of child pornography files on his computer. The files reportedly featured girls as young as 2 years of age.

Abravaya, 66, faces 46 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. He is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $46,000 bond, according to jail records. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

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forfeituremap-300x202West Virginians are stepping up their game in the fight against civil asset forfeiture within their state, continuing a seemingly nationwide trend of citizens and public interest groups fighting the controversial laws.

Citizens of West Virginia have been among the worst victims of civil asset forfeiture in the United States, receiving one of the lowest grades in the nation (D-) for its forfeiture laws and practices according to the Institute for Justice. Continue reading

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Terrence-Dwarika-213x300Terrence Dwarika of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was arrested for allegedly molesting one of his students, a boy younger than 12 years old. Dwarika, 38, taught music at the Trinity Christian School in Palm Beach Gardens and was a pianist for the Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC).

He is charged with one count of molesting a child younger than 12 years old and is being held without bail at Palm Beach County Jail. In bond court last Monday, a judge ordered him not to have any contact with the alleged victim, his family, or any minors. The press did not name an attorney for Dwarika.

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Valeria-Costadoni-300x169School teacher Valeria Costadoni of Miami, Florida was arrested on January 8 on allegations that she has been in a sexual relationship with a student for the past two years, police said. Costadoni, 30, was a language arts teach at Miami Arts Charter School in Wynwood.

Costadoni is being charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16. She was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was released on $15,000 bond. It is unclear if she has hired an attorney.

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